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Chocolate chip cookies
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5 from 2 votes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy and packed with chocolate chips (and chunks!). Super easy and totally divine!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 20
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Alison Hope


  • ½ cup Butter Lightly Salted, Softened*
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips Plus more to put into the tops of the freshly baked cookies.*


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add softened butter and brown sugar to the bowl of your stand mixer and cream together until smooth.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla and and mix in.
  • Sift the all purpose flour into a mixing bowl and add baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch and salt and mix together.
  • Add the dry ingredients in with the wet and mix in by hand (don't use your electric mixer for this part) until crumbly.
  • Then add in the milk and mix into a cookie dough.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix in.
  • Roll into balls and place them evenly on the parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. If you like your cookies ultra soft then bake them for 10 minutes. If you like them slightly crunchy on the outside but still soft on the inside then bake them for 12 minutes and even up to 14 minutes. We baked these cookies for 12 minutes for a slightly crunchy outside and a soft inside.
  • Once baked press some more chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks) into the tops of the still warm cookies.
  • Leave the cookies on the tray to firm up and cool before moving them.



  1. We used lightly salted butter but unsalted butter is also totally fine to use and doesn't require any other changes to the recipe.
  2. The cornstarch is added to help keep the cookies really soft. 
  3. You can use any chocolate chips that you like, semi sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips or use a mix of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks (chopped up chocolate). We used semi sweet chocolate chips in the cookie dough and then chopped up some chocolate chunks to place into the tops of the cookies when they came out the oven. 
  4. Store the cookies in a covered container at room temperature for up to 7 days. 


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg